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Jul 8, 2010 7:00pm EDT
will be set free. one of them is already out. that swap is a result of a deal between the u.s. and russian governments. here to talk about all of it is our foreign affairs correspondent jill doherty. but first, i want to go to jill to get the very latest, jill. what can you tell us now? >> well, just a few minutes ago, we had a background briefing with two senior administration officials who gave us some information. really some fascinating details. they say that the u.s. drove the details, the terms of this agreement. and what they mean by that, they say that having these russians in hand, the ten of them, they figured they weren't going to get much more value out of it. so it was time to do a deal. what was the deal? they wanted to get four people out of russia. four people, at least three of whom have been accused of spying, and one that the united states even though the russians would say he is a spy, the u.s. maintains that he isn't. and just a few minutes ago, jessica, i got a -- their names actually coming from the russian president's press office. we can go through those if you wan
CNN
Jul 23, 2010 7:00pm EDT
alberto gonzales the former bush administration attorney general under fire for firing the u.s. attorneys? the justice department decided just this week not to prosecute him. he says he feels vindicated but also angry. and in the play by play tonight a flashback. back in the 2008 campaign joe biden got in hot water when he used the words "clean and articulate." remember that? a little payback today. some candidates like to call reporters to big events and then walk away. no questions. we'll show you who they are. ♪ [ woman ] when i grow up, i want to take him on his first flight. i want to run a marathon. i'm going to work with kids. i'm going to own my own restaurant. when i grow up, i'm going to start a band. [ female announcer ] at aarp we believe you're never done growing. thanks, mom. i just want to get my car back. [ female announcer ] together we can discover the best of what's next at aarp.org. [ fem♪ e announcer ] together we can discover we know why we're here. to design the future of flight, inside and out. ♪ to build tomorrow's technology in amazing ways. ♪ and reshape
CNN
Jul 9, 2010 7:00pm EDT
that relief well and when they went to the u.s. government and said here's how we'll kill it, the u.s. government came back to them and said that's great. we want to you drill two wells so if that first well doesn't work, they've got that second well ready to go. if that doesn't work, if there's some reason that they can't stop this well with cement, they've got that two other plans waiting in the wings. >> hate to sound negative but in the past -- is there reason to believe them now because in the past they've set expectations high and disappointed. >> reporter: they've had to learn every step of the way here because so much has never been done like this. they have in the past, however, done these relief wells and they have intersected other wells and capped them. we know they have done that in the past. they have confidence that that will work this time. but everything that we've seen so far, all of the failures, all of the attempts that have not gone through, this is all signs of a situation that no one has ever encountered before. they are trying now with this relief well to go wi
CNN
Jul 5, 2010 7:00pm EDT
in the u.s., the shipping industry in norway, and the rubber industry in south america? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment objectives, risks, fees, expenses, and other information to read and consider carefully before investing. >>> michael steele's attacks of foot and mouth days are testing republicans' patience and the tea party is testing the notion that republicans can have a big tent. all these people are guessing the tea party, the party has a chance to have taking back congress, that is the republican party, if they can get their act together. the question is, can they? joining me now from new york is republican strategist and cnn contributor, ed rollins, and in philadelphia is an associate of michael steele, columbia university professor, mark lamont hill. thanks, gentleman, for being with us. let me start with you, ed, again, for rejoining us. ron paul said
CNN
Jul 6, 2010 7:00pm EDT
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Jul 13, 2010 7:00pm EDT
output in the u.s., the shipping industry in norway, and the rubber industry in south america? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment objectives, risks, fees, expenses, and other information to read and consider carefully before investing. male announcer: introducing the world's first 100% custom, invisible, digital, and fully programmable hearing aid, loaded with today's most advanced hearing technologies, including our new sophisticated noise reduction system. this amazing new invisible hearing aid is custom made, allows you to talk comfortably on the phone, sounds natural. - the quality of sound is excellent, and yet they're, you know, the size of a thumbtack. announcer: to learn more, call: today. >>> let's continue or conversation. mary matalin, james carville, there's new numbers about the president that i want to share with you and our viewers. cnn has put out a co
CNN
Jul 19, 2010 7:00pm EDT
days if the u.s. doesn't look into alleged ties with mexican police and drug traffickers. >>> and sarah palin today endorsed mama grizzly for the ayotte. and those are some big foot steps to fill there. >> one of the first votes will be when they get 60 votes to extend unemployment benefits. they are waiting for him to take that oath and get here. a little after that, they will move that along. >> they hit the ground running. >> you got that right. >> the senate majority leader harry reid and joining us is one of the country's best political reporters. this is a fascinating race but it's taken a turn. harry reid was viewed as so vulnerable, the democratic leader that might get beat. and yet here's your article, with angles hot air balloon leaking helium about as rapidly as oil left that well, the question is whether she can survive the fall to earth. what has happened to change this race so fast? i thought harry reid was in trouble? >> i used to start my articles with harry reid is dead and now i say sharon angle is dead. harry reid still has terrible, terrible numbers. more than half o
CNN
Jul 7, 2010 7:00pm EDT
suspected russian agents. now, all this on a day that we're hearing about secret talks between u.s. and russian officials, and getting hints that a spy swap may be in the works. for more on this, i'm joined by cnn's foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty. really, people are talking about this today. the big question is will there be a swap? >> well, they're indicating -- let's put it this way, there are indications that there could be. nobody is confirming it. nobody is denying it. the family of the man who is being held in russia, who might be part of the deal, is saying, look, he was told that he's on the list, that the united states would like him out, in exchange for these spies being held here. so looks like it could happen, but no confirmation yet. >> so presumably -- i mean, the intrigue is what's fascinating about this. presumably, these people are dangerous. that's why we arrested them. why would we consider giving them back? >> there are a couple of reasons. politically, you'd have to say this is kind of a mess. if you re-set relations between russia and the u.s. an
CNN
Jul 26, 2010 7:00pm EDT
is collaborating with the enemy against the u.s. they have a top pakistani general who's visiting a suicide bombing school monthly. we've got a mess in afghanistan, and we have one that's bur juning in pakistan. we have to take care of things at home and get out of that region. >> congressman rogers, come in and follow-up on that. i suspect you don't agree with congressman kucinich. he mentioned the former intelligence chief visiting madras. i'd love your perspective. cia's counterterrorism comment. 97% of the suicide tackers are trained in the ma drad ras . monthly the former chief of the pakistan intelligence service is visiting this. do you have confidence, sir, in the u.s./pakistan parts of this relationship? >> this has been an off again on again friends maybe not friend relationship since the start of it. there's information going back where certain elements of the intelligence services cooperate with certain elements of the taliban, and there's been all kinds of problems around the tribal areas. you have to understand they're pulled in both directions, and we need to use pakistan to our adva
CNN
Jul 28, 2010 7:00pm EDT
-- >> i guess you're talking about the u.s. side, not across the border, where you have all the violence, murders and everything else. and i guess dish guess maybe the federal feels they're right, because if they only send in 1,200 national guard and you divide that by three, you think that's really a big force to send down to the border? so maybe they say they're doing such a great job, they don't need more than 1,200 national guard, but they are not doing a great job. they're trying. what i would like the federal government to do, quite honestly, being a former federal law enforcement official in mexico, why don't they just say, thank you, sheriff, let's join forces? we cannot do this job alone. we need local law enforcement to work together. the feds can't do this job alone. they know it. the people know it. but why are they fighting us? why don't we join together? we go after bank robbery, federal, gun, atf. all these other federal laws. why is it this one law this other federal law, causes so much controversy from the white house all the way down to the streets of phoenix? i don't u
CNN
Jul 29, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. or somebody told her. because she tweeted this, president with no time to visit porous u.s./mexico border to offer help to those risking life to secure us, but lots o time to chat on the view. >> that's an easy shot to take. personally, john, it's funny, five years ago i think as a political journalist i would have been completely shocked that a president would have gone on a show such as "the view." i've done a total turnaround on that because i believe that it's easy to caricature someone. if i were advising him political politically. until you actually get to see him sitting down on a couch with a bunch of approachable people who, as anita points out, actually asked him a bunch of tough questions. so if i were advising the president, i'd say this kind of a venue, particularly if you want to be watched by those women voter, this isn't a bad thing to do. and sarah palin herself, if she runs, i guarantee you she'll be back on that couch. >> and to that point, the president knows his approval ratings are down a bit. he knows sometimes 4 million people watch this program. so he went through
CNN
Jul 12, 2010 7:00pm EDT
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CNN
Jul 14, 2010 7:00pm EDT
they spit on john louis, one of the stalwarts of the civil rights movement, a u.s. congressman from atlanta, georgia. when they actually call barney frank, the first openly gay member of the u.s. congress, the "f" word, then we have a problem. they're saying that to the public at large. that kind of discontent has led to some violent actions. we've had offices, like, for instance, congressman scott's office, from georgia, actually painted with a swastika on the side of it. those who see themselves as part of the tea party movement. we make sure they're very aggressive about weeding themselves from these racist elements. that's what the resolution calls for. >> you've adopted a resolution -- the convention has adopted a resolution but they won't release it publicly until the board of directors approves it. if you're going to say these things, why can't we see the copy of exactly what you want to see as an organization? >> it's simply standard operating procedure. our constitution requires that after resolutions are passed as our national convention, the resolution has to be actually confirme
CNN
Jul 21, 2010 7:00pm EDT
u.s. attorney general alberto gonzales will not be charged in the controversial firings of nine u.s. attorneys. there's also breaking political news on capitol hill. the senate has passed the bill extending jobless benefits. the house will take up that bill tomorrow. earlier today, president obama signed the big wall street reform bill. >> these reforms represent the strongest consumer financial protections in history. in history. >> more problems for republican party chairman michael steele. "the washington times" reporting the rnc failed to report more than $7 million in debt to the federal election commission. >>> and today in a surprise move, the defense in the rod blagojevich corruption trial rested without calling the former illinois governor to testify. and i suppose that's a big risk. but on the other hand, there have got to be a lot of prosecutors out there having nothing to do with this case who have just imagined themselves cross examining blago for hours. i would just love to do that. >> joe, you would love to be in that courtroom. i would love to be in that courtroom. y
CNN
Jul 20, 2010 7:00pm EDT
's decision last year to release it is libyan man convicted of plotting the 1988 bombing of a u.s. airliner. he promised cooperation with the congressional probe whether bp influenced the decision because it has business interests in libya. >>> the u.s. government gave bp another 24 hours to continue testing the cap on its well in the gulf of mexico. >>> there will be no final vote tonight on extending unemployment benefits, but democrats broke a republican filibuster of the bill this afternoon. >>> and the senate judiciary committee endorsed elena kagan's supreme court nomination. more of john king usa tonight just after this. >>> a lot of big political stories on the radar tonight. let's continue the conversations. let's move on now to the stories on the radar. booeven dedicating a lot of team looking at the resignation of shirley sherrod after a website posted a video, but she says her comments were taken out of context but was told the white house wanted her resignation. tom vilsack says that's not exactly the case. >> i didn't speak to anyone at the white house. i didn't speak to anybo
CNN
Jul 22, 2010 7:00pm EDT
exists in the u.s. department of agriculture. that's why not only do we have a black farmer's lawsuit but a hispanic farmer and female farmer's lawsuit. until we deal with what's happening there, until they, until the department heads feel that they can actually communicate with the lowly employees in that organization to get their perspective and not be so hung up on protocol i think we will never get to where we need to be in making the real change there. >> i want to walk through some of the specifics then. you raised one right there. the secretary says in his phone call with you he asked you to come back. it sounds like you think the department needs a lot of help. a specific question first. did he offer you your old job back and the choice of a higher ranking job or is there just one option? >> he only offered me a job in the office of outreach. now, whether you look at that as being a higher position and, i don't know. he did not offer my old job back, no. that has not happened. >> would you like that job, or are you going to take this other job? >> you know, i just really can't
CNN
Jul 27, 2010 7:00pm EDT
presume, we're told, to be able to take their children, born in the u.s., back to mexico. so those are just one snapshot of hundreds this morning. many others, we drove through neighborhoods where there are empty houses. we are told they had been full just weeks ago. shuttered businesses in latino communities that we were told had been thriving just a few months ago. so it does look like entire communities are slowly, slowly being at least pared off if not disappearing in this city, john. >> a major policy and a major and emotional political debate this midterm election year. jessica yellin, thanks. >>> when we come back, is bp getting a tax credit, getting a tax credit, for its role in cleaning up the gulf oil spill? and later in the program, our pete on the street goes in search a golden paracute like the pb outgoing bostony hayward. n offer you an unlimited plan for $69.99, that's all it's good for -- phone calls. with sprint, for the same price, you get unlimited text, unlimited web and unlimited calling to every mobile phone in america. now that's more like it. [ male announce
CNN
Jul 2, 2010 7:00pm EDT
plans for u.s. troop withdrawal and threatened to cut off funding for the war if the military stays beyond next summer. the amendment failed but the speaker also issued a public statement making clear the white house should be held accountable for its war strategy. why is the democratic speaker getting so aggressive and getting in the face of the democratic prosecute snth. >> getting in the face big time. i know rich knows this and i'm sure you do, too. traditionally, the house speaker doesn't vote. not only did she issue a statement, but she actually decided this is the issue she wanted to cast a rare vote on for an amendment she knew was going to fail. it's not a news flash she's a liberal and doesn't like the war, but this is a difficult issue for the president that she does need to support. the fact that she did this, 60% of the democrats voted for it also. >> to a certain degree, you do have to throw your base a bone every now and then. and let's be clear, the progressives in this country are top of the list for not liking what's going on in afghanistan and wanting us to pull o
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Jul 16, 2010 7:00pm EDT
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Jul 30, 2010 7:00pm EDT
in a race we love. the florida three-way u.s. senate race. the poll shows governor charlie crist running as an independent with a 37% to 32% lead over republican marco rubio with jeff green at 17%. crist's lead gets larger if the nominee is kendrick meek. greene has opened up a ten-point lead over meek whom he's hitting with a relentless barrage of negative ads. take a peek. >> it's a criminal fraud case tied to congressman kendrick meek. since meek has been in congress, 650,000 more floridians are unemployed. he took wall street's money and took the subprime loans that wrecked our economy. >> let's talk it over with our guests, democratic strategist cornell bell cher and republican roger tran. i guess kendrick meek is to blame for the rain and the fact i got stuck in traffic. >> it appears to be look fg you take a look at the polls. >> negative ads work. >> when you have a lot of money, you define your opponent before your opponent defines you. that's exactly what mr. meek is doing. >> i think the interesting thing down there is, the race down there really to me incapsulates the problem
CNN
Jul 15, 2010 7:00pm EDT
a couple weeks that was stunted both by the greek debt crisis, which is spilled over here to the u.s., sort of stunted the economic recovery and just as important this gulf oil spill slowed the momentum of this administration. they hope now this will mean they're starting to turn the corner. when you talk to the president's most senior aides they say they are not doing any celebrating until these tests are done and they know for sure from both bp and their own government scientists like the energy secretary tell them this is going to stick, john. >> a great point you make, ed. how do they view this as getting in the way of the president's larger agenda? if you look at his approval rating it's held pretty stagnant really since the beginning of the year and certainly since the oil spill. they'd like to get back up to 50 by the election. if you ask the american people, country right track or wrong track the wrong track number has spiked up since the oil spill and most pollsters tell you it's part of it. that it's mostly the economy but people keep looking for something to be happy about and wh
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